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>> driving herself. >> i know. a lot of women do it, though. they think that they can handle it. the supermom sort of feeling. >> did you do it? >> no, no. i'm a wimp. >> whoa. >> i had a time, date and got in there and got the pitosin. whale watchers got an extra special trip. a pod of killer whales hunting sea lions and feasting an kelp. they are a rare sight in california and probably traveled in from waters south of the state. a baby grand in the living room? a picasso on the wall? that's nothing compared to the bragging rights for this. a complete woolly mammoth skeleton which i know you have in your home. if you do, it sold at auction in england yesterday for $300,000 to a private buyer. >> it's one of the most complete and largest skeletons from the ice age mammal ever found. no word what the buyer plans to
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do with it. he may need to build an addition. they called the sale jolly unusual. >> nice. where do you put that? i'm trying to think. maybe in the living room? >> next to the baby grand, definitely. >> maybe blocks the picasso. the woolly mammoth weighed about 6 tons. that's the size of a modern day african elephant. i just don't know where i'd put that. >> next toior baby grand. nice piece next to the dining room. >> backyard? kitchen maybe? where to go with this. a woolly mammoth. okay. see everything now. coming up -- saved by the big man, president obama pardoning two very lucky turkeys with very interesting names. >> his jokes and sasha and malia rolling their eyes. they are teenagers. what can you expect? you're watching "world news now."
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i hope they had napkins back then. >> i think they did. >> or your pants, whatever. shirt. >> i hope they have some forks for thanksgiving dinner at the
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white house. that's where president obama and his family will have some friends over. >> president obama upheld a long running presidential tradition to the relief of a few feathered friends. mary bruce is in washington with more. >> reporter: good morning and happy thanksgiving. well, despite the recent political firestorm over the president's executive action on immigration reform, president obama yesterday was at it again. using the power of his pen to take action on an issue so important it was a matter of life or death. >> i am here to announce what i'm sure will be the most talked about executive action this month. >> reporter: the president sparing the lives of these two lucky birds. mac and cheese from a horrible but delicious fate. >> i know some will call this amnesty. but don't worry. that's plenty of turkey to go around. >> reporter: only one could be
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crowned the national turkey. it was a close competition. the two birds were beak to beak on twitter as the public cast its vote. in one corner, mac, a real feather shaker with a melodious gobble. in the other corner, cheese who has been described as a grand champion of a bird. >> cheese, you are hereby pardoned from the thanksgiving dinner table. >> reporter: mac was also granted his freedom as the official alternate. those turkeys will live out a life of bliss an a nearby farm in virginia. as for the first family? they are expected to enjoy a not so lucky turkey as they dine with family and friends at the white house today. >> thank you, mary. when you get pardoned, you get blessed like with the pope. >> what was that? >> is that part of his royal duties there? >> you may go, turkey. >> go in peace. >> he's soft on turkeys.
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i've always said that. president obama is soft an turkeys. >> it's causing a lot of commotion. >> but the turkeys love him. >> i couldn't get over sasha and malia. like, really, dad? >> they aren't impressed. >> it's not cool. how much long ir is this going to last? >> i thought they were going to pull out their phone at one pont like, yeah, dad, whatever. >> they look gorgeous. a major part of today's holiday. nfl football. >> some big time divisional matchups. we'll look ahead to all the big games with a special guest straight ahead. >> announcer: "world news now" straight ahead. >> announcer: "world news now" continues af
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♪ the detroit lions play every thanksgiving. >> do they? i did not know that. >> there's plenty of pigskin to go along with the turkey today. some big, big nfl games. joining us is our special guest from "world news now" comish of football, jack sheehan. >> good to be here. good to be back. first time in a long time as they say on sports radio. we're ready for three big divisional matchups today.
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a smorgasbord of football is going to go on. starts at 12:30 eastern time. chicago at detroit, ironically enough. you get the idea. last time we saw detroit, they were getting their butts kicked by new england on sunday. they got destroyed in that game. 34-9. so they are going to try to make good on that. chicago, the winners of two straight. >> really? after that shellacking they took from green bay. >> they won two street. they are 5-6. detroit is 7-4. if the bears realistically want to stay in the playoff hunt they need this game today. if you have an interest, detroit is a 7 1/2-point favorite at ford field. next up, the middle game. now maybe getting to dessert time. philadelphia at dallas. >> oh! >> both teams 8-3. dallas coming off that big win against the giants.
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i think most people remember the odell beckham catch from this game. >> best catch of the year. >> dez bryant caught a touchdown pass in that game. and the eagles, they still are dealing with mark sanchez. >> i know. >> at quarterback. he threw for over 300 yards in that last game. also threw two interceptions. >> as an eagles fan, i'm just not buying them, but i hope they win. >> a long distinguished history here, particularly from this chair. i can tell you that much. sanchize. >> sorry, dallas fans. >> later today, what am i saying. >> dallas, 3 1/2 points favorite at home. >> what? >> we'll see how that one goes. last up in the event anyone is still sober enough to watch on tv, a bloodbath it could be between seattle and san francisco. these two teams just don't like each other.
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seattle, both these teams are 7-4. 8:30 eastern time. seahawks coming off a 19-3 be beatdown of arizona. san francisco has won three straight games so they are rounding into form. >> they also have the best uniforms. >> they got good uniforms as well. they'll be wearing similar uniforms to those because they're playing at home. it's the first time the seahawks -- excuse me, the seahawks and 49ers are going to play in 18 days. they played two games in 18 days. so if you don't think they like each other now, just think how they'll feel in a couple of weeks in the event it matters, san francisco 1 1/2 point favorites at home. >> you know, nelson mandela sai you should never show your colors and what team you are runrooting for, but how are my tampa bay buccaneers doing? >> i'm not sure. that's why there's google and
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the internet. go steelers. go irish.
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♪ can't believe kathryn bigelow is 63. >> and urkel. haven't seen urkel in a while. maybe he'll show up on "dancing with the stars." oh, he did. the macy's thanksgiving day parades begins in a few hours. >> it's one of the last things to be done before the parade rolls is the blowing up of the parade's huge balloons. and covering the e vent for us yesterday was isabel of wabc. take a look.
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>> we came out here and it was like a miracle at macy's with balloons galore. >> just reminds me of thanksgiving. >> i just love thanksgiving. and the one reason i like it is the food. >> what do you think about the weather? >> isn't it such a nice day today? it's so sunny, isn't it? >> i just love this snowy day. it's so awesome. >> i also like kermit the frog, although he's not here this year. >> thomas the tank engine and red mighty morphin power ranger. it's the biggest and longest balloon. so i don't know how high it is. it's maybe like one mile up, so keep your eyes peeled for this guy because he'll fight through the tv and get you. what do you think about this awesome power ranger? >> it doesn't look like a power ranger. >> look. >> that's my crazy little
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brother jack. i love toothless the dragon. >> what is your favorite? >> mine is snoopy. >> snoopy. >> snoopy and woodstock. >> the weather is terrible, but the people are awesome. macy's balloons have never been ever been better. happy thanksgiving. this is isabel, abc news, new york city. >> and she does the robot. >> isabel. her and her brother have a future in front of the camera. >> they do. that's what they told me. don't let anybody lick the microphone. just another reminder there. >> oh, there we go. >> wow. >> nice. the woman with the big head. >> you look great. >> right. >> i want to be you. >> oh, boy. this is painful.
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this morning on "world news now" -- ferguson fallout. protests overnight in missouri and around the country as the family of michael brown meets with other families in new york. what they had to say about officer darren wilson's side of the story. shot in seconds. the surveillance video released showing a 12-year-old waving what looks like a gun. police responding, forced to shoot and kill the boy. could it have been avoided and was there something lost in translation over police radio. a minivan crashes right into the store. thieves hopping out and doing some early black friday shopping with a five-finger diskonts. all of it unfolding in just a couple of minutes. and the butterball hot line. our questions answered by the pros. we're thankful that help is on the way.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. happy thanksgiving, everyone. i'm ryan smth. >> so good to have you back. i'm reena ninan. nice to have you on this thanksgiving morning. >> same here. great thanksgiving to you. you have a turkey dilemma, folks, you have to see this to believe it. >> it's pretty bad. it's pretty bad. we've got someone from butterball hot line helping us out. we have a lot of serious news on this holiday. >> we do. >> protests continuing in ferguson and other cities across the nation. several dozen demonstrators have been arrested in los angeles. >> and more fallout following our interview with darn wilson. >> reporter: they marched through the streets of st. louis -- >> hands up -- >> don't shoot. >> reporter: and stormed city hall. their chants -- >> this is what democracy looks
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look. >> reporter: -- echoed across the country. a third night of protests against police profiling and a grand jury's decision not to indict officer darren wilson for killing michael brown. wilson's claim in this exclusive interview with george stephanopoulos that he's remorseful doing nothing to ease the anger. >> i'm sorry that their son lost his life. it wasn't the intention of that day. it's what occurred that day. and there's no -- nothing you can say that's going to make a parent feel better. >> sounds like you don't think you were responsible. >> i did my job that day. >> reporter: brown's parents call wilson's words insulting. >> they were taken aback looking at the interview because they felt he had no regards for their child, and that was hurtful to them. >> reporter: this community is still hurt, still recovering from monday nightee riots, trying in the smallest ways to
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heal. >> it has been a calm night so far here in ferguson. and police and the national guard are out in force making sure it stays that way. marci gonzalez, abc news, ferguson, missouri. another police shooting raising questions this morning. a 12--year-old boy in cleveland killed after he pointed a fake gun. >> surveillance video shows a police officer killing the child within two seconds of arriving an the scene. here's abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: this video made public at the request of tamir rice's family. he's holding what appears to be a weapon. police pull up. the passenger door opens wider. an officer fires striking the boy who later died. >> shots fired. male down. black male, maybe 20. black revolver, black handgone. >> but tamir's gun turned out to be an air soft pistol that shoots soft pellets, not
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bullets. >> there was a guy and a pistol. it's probably fake. he's pointing it at everybody. >> reporter: that caller noting the gun could be a fake but distach didn't relay that to the responding officers. >> he keeps pulling a gone out of his hants and pointing it at people. >> reporter: the officer who fired his weapon, 26-year-old timothy loehmann, on the job only eight months. he ordered rice to put his hands up before he fired. >> the fax simile weapon in this incident is indistinguishable from a real firearm. >> reporter: that's because it was missing this orange tip, sdrined to signal this is not a real firearm. police in new jersey showed us the difference. >> this san air soft pistol. so i'm just too feet away from you. does this look like the real thing, chief? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the family saying they believe the situation could have been avoided. the two officers are now an
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administrative leave. tom llamas, abc news, new york. now to the powerful nor'easter woonding don after throwing a wrench in thanksgiving plans from north carolina to maine. up to a foot of snow and downed trees knocked out power to hundreds of thousands as the storm moved into vermont, new hampshire and maine. crews are scrambling to restore electricity. many families may still be in the dark by dinnertime. the storm couldn't come at a worse time along much of the east coast as millions of americans headed out for the long weekend. icy roads west of the i-95 corridor caused one accident after another, backing up traffic for miles. a nightmare at the airports. nearly 5,000 flights delayed and more than 700 canceled. as much fewer people fly and drive today, things are getting back to normal with snow slowly. >> accuweather's jim dickey with more. >> happy thanksgiving. still tracking our nor'easter
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that produced so much in the way of travel headaches. it's departing. not before we picked up nearly a foot of snow in parts of new england. numerous reports of power outages. this has been a heavy, wet snow. winds picking up as well. the good news it will depart. tracking to the north and east. still snow through the morning hours across man maine in particular. cold air being drawn in back behind it. the wide view across the cann country. best spots to be, florida, texas and southern california. reena and ryan, back to you. >> thank you, jim. you might call this mean spirit airlines. the low cost no frills carrier is raising its baggage fees for the holidays. it will cost an extra $2 to check a bag on spirit airlines. their fares are about half that of other airlines but also manages to get an average of $55
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in fees out of every passenger. just in time for the holidays, let's raise the fees. >> surprise, surprise. my favorite part of this story has to have been, i think, somebody very high and mighty and powerful weighed into this. the good lord. apparently tuesday night spirit airways was struck by lightning. a flight from tampa to new jersey, atlantic city. >> guess the spirit moved them to -- strike that plane. i'm just kidding, but it's baggage karma. >> there you go. well, the federal government wants a nationwide recall an japanese made air bags or else. they are ordering takata to expand its recall to the entire country. not just a few states with high humidity. they want it done by tuesday. if takata doesn't comply it could be fined $7,000 a vehicle to a maximum of $35 million. the driver's side air bags at issue are found in ford, honda,
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chrysler, and bmw. stores are under alert after a growing number of smash and grabs. this one, a minivan crashes through the metal security doors into the glass door. several people came out of the minivan and several others came in from cars waiting outside. in all, 20 people ran into the store twice grabbing thousands of dlalars in merchandise in just 2 1/2 minutes. >> incredible. the historic countdown clock that's been a fixture of every kennedy center space launch is now retired. florida's storms, humidity and salty air have taken a toll on the clock. the cost of replacing the bulbs just isn't practical. it will now be on display at the visitors complex. it's a virtual replica using a more modern video display board. it's going to debut next week during the orion test 'lanche. >> that's an end of an era. >> that clock, so familiar to so many. >> very, very sad. with all the news about bad
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weather running around for thanksgiving day weekend, one illinois family decided to get a head start an the celebration. >> these ring tail lemurs wasted no time digging in, feasting an a traditional mail. sweet potato pie. >> that's not beer there, is it? >> yes it is. no, i'm joking. and a faux turkey made of biscuits. and it was dressed in faux cranberries and made of grape jelly. >> going straight for the -- >> is this something i don't know about lemurs. come on, dude. slow down. pace yourself. very cute story. one reason they celebrate early is so they can greet their human friends who will visit today since admission to the video zoo is free. >> do you think they know it's thanksgiving? >> i bet they don't get beer often. that wasn't really beer. >> do you think they know thanksgiving turkeys are made
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out of meat, not biscuits? >> so many questions i have about lemurs. >> is there a lemur expert out there. the high-priced security systems might not be as safe as you think. >> we'll show you how thieves can render them useless and how you can protect your family. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max. is that really a thing? it sounds made up. i can't sleep when i'm all stuffy. i take offense to that. i'm not going to argue with a talking ball of mucus. i think you're being a little hasty... he's not with me. mucinex fast max night time. multi-symptom relief plus nasal decongestant. breathe easy. sleep easy. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft, and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified in time to help stop the damage. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you helping protect you before damage can be done to your identity. lifelock has the most comprehensive identify theft protection available, helping guard your social security number, your money, your credit, even the equity in your home. my years as a prosecutor taught me
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that we all need to protect ourselves from crime, in today's world that includes identity theft. it's a serious problem. we all have to protect ourselves. [ male announcer ] while identity theft can't be completely stopped, no one works harder to help protect you than lifelock. you even get a $1 million service guarantee. that's security no one can beat. you have so much to protect and nothing to lose when you call lifelock right now and get 60 days of identity theft protection risk free. that's right. 60 days risk free! use promo code: notme. order now, and get this document shredder to help keep sensitive documents out of the wrong hands... a $29 value, free! don't wait until you become the next victim! call the number on your screen for 60 days of lifelock identity theft protection risk free and get a document shredder free. use promo code: notme. call the number on your screen now.
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welcome back on this thanksgiving morning. we have something of a warning for anyone who uses a security system to keep their home or business safe. >> you paid a lot of money to have that system installed. as abc's paula faris is about to show us, there are high-tech ways to make that system
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worthless. >> reporter: alarm systems designed to protect you and make you feel safe. an estimated 38 million americans turn to these systems to help secure their homes and businesses. but are you really as safe as you think you are? >> just hit go. >> reporter: logan lam, a cyberresearcher has found some alarming weaknesses in some home security systems. all it takes is the right tools and know-how. >> with every system that i've tested, which has been from four different manufacturers, they've all been vulnerable in the exact same way. >> reporter: tennesseans ryan and bonnie allowing us to visit their house. and for logan to test their home alarm system, provided by adt, one of the leading home security companies. you want peace of mind. you want to be able to go to sleep knowing that you're safe. >> absolutely. >> we're probably 100 feet from the house. >> reporter: logan uses a laptop equipped with special software, an antenna and this device that detects radio frequency from
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wireless alarm systems. logan showing us three ways he's able to interfere with their system. first, he sends a false alarm causing the homeorn to receive a signal an their keypad. a closed door is open. >> it will keep doing that until i hit stop. homeowners may think they nid to open and close the door to reset the system, potentially leaving them open to an intruder. his second demonstration is even more startling where he completely disarms their system. >> all i have to do here is hit play. it will create some interference with this door sensor. >> you said it's disarmed, right? >> it should be. >> for logan's final demonstration, he's detecting when it's activated and other movement like when a door opens or closes. >> you are learning the family's patterns and learning the best time to strike. >> yes. >> if you are a perpetrator. >> reporter: after restoring the homeowners system, logan says the best way to stay safe --
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>> be aware this is possible. they should call their provider and ask them, hey, is my system vulnerle to these sorts of attacks? adt tells us, adt is committed to providing our customers with continual security and technology advancements and it works regularly with our suppliers to enhance the security of our products. they invited anyone with concerns to contact them. and while there is no record of these types of attacks, logan still warns. >> may not be a houge concern today but it will be in the future. >> reporter: for roger and bonnie it was an eye opener. >> no idea. >> blew your mind. >> paula faris, abc, continue ten. >> 30% of burglaries happen because of an inn locked door or window open. >> 2 million burglaries a year reported in the u.s. this is a serious issue. what gets me, we have a home security system in our place. and so many people don't have
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it. about 17% of americans only have an alarm system. it's one of those things you think of at the last minute but once you get it, you think it's perfect. it's good. this report very good. coming up, we're tauking turkey. >> our annual discussion with the folks at butterball. all you ed to know to get that turkey bird straight. ahead in our next half hour, tips on how to avoid a thanksgiving tragedy. home fires spike an days like today. what you need to do to stay safe. stick around. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues aft
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happy thanksgiving, everyone. if you are up with us at this hour, there's a decent chance you're already hard at work at today's big meal. >> preparing that turkey is hard work. help is just one phone call
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away. joining us by phone is marge of the butterball turkey talk line. good morning. >> morning. i have a huge situation. i hate to waste this moment for personal gain but i left my home a couple hours ago and went to brine the turkey and i've got to show you this shot. only two-thirds of the turkey actually made it in the brine. the vast majority is sticking out of the bowl. i didn't have a bowl big enough for the turkey? what do i do? >> oh, dear. well, sometimes what helps is if you put a cloth over the turkey. make sure it gets into the brine and that kind of leeches the brine up over the top and that seems to help somewhat. >> so i'm not the only one who has been in this situation. it was too late. there was a snowstorm. i couldn't get out to get another bowl. >> sure. i know you folks have really
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been having it, haven't you? >> hey, marge. i have a question. my entire life with turkey has been nothing but dry turkey after dry turkey. i don't think i know what a juicy turkey is? what's the biggest problem people have in getting that turkey too dry? >> well, they overcook. that's what makes it dry. and if you use a meat thermometer, then you'll know exactly when the turkey is done and you won't overcook it. it's basically just overcooking dries it out. >> what is that temperature on the meat thermometer? >> you want 180 in the thigh. >> good to know. >> love it. >> marge -- >> right. >> what is the biggest disaster someone has called you with? >> well, you know, most of our calls are more heartwarming. the new bride who is concerned because her mother and mother-in-law are arguing with each other. and so she calls us to see what
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we might say. and, oh, is she relieved when we told her it was her mother that was right. she felt so much better then. >> that's so cute. marge, by the way, what is the butterball hot line number? >> we're at 1-800-butterball. or you can reach us online at butterball.com. you can go on facebook or twitter, instagram, pinterest. all of those will have butterball information for you. help you get that beautiful turkey on your table on thanksgiving. >> you sound luke you know what you're talking about. marge from butterball. thanks for the tip >> next year woor coming to your house. >> okay. well, you have a good thanksgiving and don't forget to butterball it. >> i like that, marge. thank you so much. >> sure. >> all right. "the mix" coming up in just a little bit.
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now it's time for "the mix." warning on this story, it may make you cry. grandma boop, 83 years old for the past 30 years, all she's ever wanted was to be in the macy's day parade on thanksgiving day. she has wanted this so badly and take a look at what her family did for her. >> you're going to actually be in the parade. >> how can i be in the parade? >> we got you in the parade. >> am i really in the parade? >> you're in the parade. >> grandma, you deserve it. you are really going to be in the parade. as a clown. >> as a clown? >> as a clown. >> look at the turkey. i love her outfit right there. you can just see for years she wanted this.
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look, she gets it. i love that turkey hat. >> i like how she is like, how is that going to happen? how are you going to make it happen? >> they made it happen. can't wait to see her in that. how about this. jetblue and zappos surprising thanksgiving travelers as they come to the airport. they had this essentially it's a game of baggage rulet. they put the little labels there an what people win. if your bag lands on it. somebody won a free round trip from jetblue. so doesn't that make the baggage claim experience so exciting? >> look at that. you will all kinds of prizes. this happened to travelers arriving at terminal five at jfk airport on wednesday. but this is the best experience ever in baggage claim. >> oh, sure. until they tell you it's $50 to get your prize. i'm just kidding. they didn't charge that we know of. but, you know, some of us are
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still aloof about those baggage fees. that was a sweet gesture. there's an animal shelter in roanoke, that made a push to get 25 of their animals adopted. take a look at some of these cute, furry animals. their goal was 25. we found out tonight they did 30. applicants were able to name their price for their new pets. kind of like priceline for pets. >> petss kinding homes. >> they want to help the shelter make room. this was the first couple to adopt animals overnight. there are a lot more coming later in the holiday season. >> i love it. one more for you. spotify is doing something to make your turkey just perfect. it's called spotify's time for turkey. list the amount of pounds right there on spotify. select the mood and it creates a play list for the length of time you have to have that turkey in the
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this morning on "world news now" -- holiday travel mess. a nor'easter dumping snow all over roadways. cars stranded on the side of highways. thousands left without power in the wake of the storm. accuweather has the latest. growing protests. pepper spray and arrests around ferguson as police storm a city hall. plus, michael brown's family's reaction to abc's exclusive interview with officer darren wilson. video released showing an armed man taking people hostage. the surveillance tape and what investigators are piecing together from the evidence. holiday safety. if you are thinking about trying something crazy while cooking, think again, or at least be prepared. we'll help keep you safe from yourself this thanksgiving morning. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i can't stop thinking about turkey.
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>> i was just going to ask you, are you cooking? >> no, we're ordering -- we're going to one of those services that sends you food. >> you're working. >> that's the excuse i like to use, yes. but i'm so hungry and excited to be here today. >> are you? >> yes. >> they are serving today orzo, and this is turkey. >> this is what i got. this is what was left for me. isn't that nice? this is my co-host reena ninan who is very generous. >> yeah. let's talk about the weather because it's been frightful out there to be honest. we begin with the winter storm making a mess of thanksgiving plans up and down the east coast. >> hundreds of thousands lost power before they could get the turkey in the oven. hundreds of flights were grounded, and many roads were still treacherous. here's more from abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: as millions hit the road, a powerful nor'easter dumped snow on every state from north carolina to maine.
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record snow totals just outside washington, d.c. an estimated 41 million people will be on the roads this thanksgiving. that's the most in seven years. weather snarling traffic up and down the i-95 corridor. accidents littering the roadway. this car slid into a guard rail. a wreck on i-77 in virginia backed up traffic for seven miles. officials across the region issuing speed restrictions to slow drivers down. >> we're urging motorists to drive with additional care and allow more time to reach their destination. >> reporter: the midwest hit hard, too. parts of minnesota digging out from almost a foot of snow. in iowa, this semi tractor trailer jackknifed after hitting black ice. salt spreaders and plows are racing to keep up with travelers on one of the busiest days of the year. these are the kind of storms where you see that dangerous black ice. that rain and snow creating that thin invisible layer of ice on pavement. that's why you need to be especially careful on bridges and roundabouts.
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gi o benitez, abc news, new york. >> very good advice. it's the first significant snowfall of the season for new england where they'll spend thanksgiving morning digging out. >> meteorologist jim dickey tracking all of it from accuweather. good morning, jim. >> good morning, reena and ryan. happy thanksgiving. still seeing some snowfall out there. this is the same storm that brought all the travel issues up and down the i-95 corridor on wednesday. still coming down heavily across portions of new england. numerous reports of power outages. this has been a heavy, wet snowfall. as far as storm totals, 6 to 12 inches extending from where we have seen the snow and across pennsylvania into west virginia and up into new england. some spots by the time all is said and done, particularly across maine, a bit more than a foot. this storm is departing, taking the snowfall with it. still some snow through the morning hours. by the noontime hour, that snow will end, even in maine. reena and ryan, back to you. >> thank you, jim.
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a relatively quiet night in ferguson as hundreds of national guard troops patrol the streets. >> earlier in the day. demonstrators marched on city hall calling for change. abc's steve osunsami reports. >> indict, convict, send that killer cop to jail. >> reporter: all of this in the name of michael brown, a growing protest nationwide against police profiling. in st. louis, they stormed city hall. >> this is an unlawful assembly. you're being ordered to disperse. >> reporter: the words of ferguson police officer darren wilson haven't calmed the debate one bit over who was to blame that august afternoon when wilson shot and killed the unarmed teen. in this exclusive interview, the one person everyone wanted to hear from in this case on what he'd say to brown's family. >> i'm sorry that their son lost his life. it wasn't the intention of that day. it's what occurred that day. and there's no -- nothing you
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can say that's going to make a parent feel better. >> sounds like you don't think you were responsible. >> i did my job that day. >> do you feel any remorse? >> everyone feels remorse when a life is lost. like i told you before, i never wanted to take anybody's life. that's not the good part of the job. that's the bad part of the job. so, yes, there is remorse. >> reporter: brown's family and their lawyers weren't hearing any of it. >> it was very hurtful to michael brown's parents when he said he had a clear conscience after killing their unarmed teenage son. they were taken aback. looking at the interview because they felt he had no regards for their child and that was hurtful to them. >> reporter: meanwhile, back in ferguson, police are still trying to explain how they let a small group of alleged arsonists get the best of them. >> if any of us knew last night
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was going to be what it was, if we had a crystal ball, we probably would have done something different but never could have imagined that. >> reporter: they worry more of this city could burn as protests continue. they are also worried what happens when the federal government announces its decision on possible charges in this case. steve osunsami, abc news, ferguson, missouri. police in cleveland have released surveillance video showing this fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by a rookie officer. tamir rice was caught on camera waving and pointing what looked like a firearm. police say the officer issued three orders for the boy to show his hands. when he didn't, the officer shot him. the weapon turned out to be a pellet gun and protesters rallied in support of the boy's family who now say police acted too quickly. in norman, oklahoma, newly released video shows how a frightening hostage drama unfolded two weeks ago. a man is seen holding a gun to a worker's head. later on the gunman shot his way into a legal office and took more hostages. after about four hours, police negotiated a release for the
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hostages, and everybody came away safely. a new detail this morning about what may have led to that daring raid by american special forces in yemen. >> a yemeni official says an american journalist and several other westerners were also being held in a cave by al qaeda militants, but they were moved just two days before the rescue mission. abc's martha raddatz has more on the raid. >> reporter: it was in the predawn darkness when u.s. helicopters carrying some two dozen u.s. commandos, including members of the navy's elite s.e.a.l. team six and yemeni forces swept in to free the hostages. the location? one of the most remote and dangerous provinces in yemen where al qaeda affiliates have flourished. after landing, the commandos crept silently on foot in the dark to a cave where the al qaeda milints were hiding the hostages. a shootout killed at least seven militants, but the u.s. commandos grabbed all eight of
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the hostages, six yemenis, a saudi and an ethiopian and flew them to safety. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. a promising development in the battle against ebola. researchers say an experimental vaccine appears safe and has triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it. and there were no serious side effects. the death toll from ebola has now passed 5,600 with most of the cases in liberia and sierra leone. scientists have discovered a gene mutation among older people that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood diseases. having one of the mutations does not destine someone to develop a blood cancer but it raises the risk of that more than tenfold. it also increases the chance of a heart attack or stroke and of dying from any cause over the next four years to eight years. the discovery could lead to a screening test to determine who exactly is at risk. there's some good news about
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smoking in the u.s. this morning. it's at its lowest level on record. less than 18% of adult americans are smoking last year. compare that to 1965 when more than 42% did. that's when the government began keeping track. however, the cdc says 17.8% isn't good enough. not if we're going to get smoking below 12% by 2020. okay. well, this happens every year. turkeys get pardoned by the president. but this time, the president found an especially good reason to make his move. >> let's face it, if you are a turkey and you are named after a side dish, your chances of escaping thanksgiving dinner are pretty low. these guys are well ahead of the curve. they really beat the odds. >> so maybe next year they'll be named sweet potato pie and cranberry stuffing. >> mac and cheese. >> mac and cheese and they got away.
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what i found funny, did you notice he made that joke. i thought it was funny. malia who was standing there was like -- he's not even funny. >> let's get this over with. it's so painful. >> dad thinks he's funny, but he's not. >> they are teenage girls. they are gorgeous. but i noticed that, too. the years of them being with the turkey being pardoned. >> remember ten years ago he was the funniest guy. now he's kind of -- thank goodness, mac and cheese are free. hope i can catch them. >> you like your mac and cheese. coming up, more turkey talk. >> also more fires happen today than any other day. an important message from firefighters before you put that bird in the oven. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by dawn. the little things we do... ] can make a big difference. every time you use dawn, you're using a brand that supports wildlife rescue efforts. experts trust dawn...
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♪ welcome back. no matter how you plan on cooking your turkey today, let's hope it doesn't turn out like these. >> videos of deep fried turkeys fires are all over the internet. it's a common mistake. firemen tell us today is one of
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their busiest days. >> abc's paula faris with more on how to make sure it's flame-free. >> reporter: it's where the holiday meal magic happens. but the kitchen can also be a danger zone. especially on thanksgiving. why is thanksgiving day so dangerous? >> it's one of the few days where almost everyone is preparing a meal. >> reporter: more fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else in the home. and on thanksgiving day in particular, there are three times more fires than any other day of the year. >> we've had fires where people put the turkey right out of the freezer, put it in the oven, forgot to take the plastic off and next thing you know, you have an oven fire. >> reporter: for these new jersey firefighters, feasting at the fire house is a tradition. thanksgiving will be one of their busiest days. so they're serving up some trim the turkey safety tips. don't wear loose fitting
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clothing. do not leave your food unattended. if you're going to fry that turkey, do it outside. >> what if there's a grease fire on the stove. >> put a lid on top. do not use water. that's going to spread the fire. >> reporter: one of the biggest mistakes people make is they store their fire extinguisher under the kitchen sink. store it in plain sight and near an exit. and should you use it, spray low and slow. fires double every five to ten seconds and can consume a room in just one minute. so before you do anything else, call 911. getting our fill of food and safety this holiday. paula faris, abc news, new jersey. >> have you ever had a kitchen fire? >> i've had more than a few. >> what? >> my wife is going to hate me for this. we've had a couple of kitchen fires. whenever we have them, she runs all around the house screaming, waving her arms.
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doesn't know what to do. i don't mean to make light of it, but i calmly put it down. i have the fire extinguisher and the water as well. >> how did it happen? what did you do? >> it's always a pizza box. that's the biggest thing. >> you leave it in and you forget it's there. the next day you're turning on the oven to make something. and the pizza box burns. it's a little scary. >> you have to be careful with those ovens especially. >> be careful ordering pizza at his house. i'm not coming over. we're going out. >> and watch out for my wife going nuts. well, when we come back, it's time for thanksgiving. "the skinny" thanksgiving style. >> a rocker on the rocks and turkey tips from a rather unlikely source. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> i miss that music. i miss that music. it's time for "the skinny." we'll make it skinny time on thanksgiving morning. we start with a more serious story about garth brooks. >> he's promoting his comeback album, but he's decided to put some tv appearances on hold. he didn't want to be seen drumming up support for himself amidst protests over the grand jury's decision not to indict darren wilson for the death of michael brown. >> in a statement on facebook.
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brooks says to spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong seemed distasteful to me. among the shows he bailed out on was "live with kelly and michael." he offered to make up the appearances at a later date. >> i don't know many celebrities or singers that have something new out that would do that. take a moment to pause and think that both sides could be affected by this. up next, the lead singer of creed. >> these guys hit it big with the song "with arms wide open." is that the take me higher song? ♪ with arms wide open >> that's not the "take me higher" song. back in 2001, he won a grammy. now creed's lead singer scott stapp says he's the victim of a vicious attack by unnamed people. >> he says not only is his name being dragged through the mud, but he's had a lot of money stolen from him. he posted a long video on facebook asking his fans to keep e faith. >> i'm sober. i'm safe as of right now in a
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hotel room, and don't believe any of the lies, and the truth will prevail. and the truth will come out. >> i'm not sure what you're talking about, scott, but anyway, he goes on to say he needs a good lawyer. so lawyers out there take note. and that he has all the evidence he needs to sue those who are attacking him and win in court. >> very cryptic. >> okay. hmm. >> all right. how about we move on to salt-n-pepa. a blast from the past. who can forget their classic song "push it." >> if you've forgotten it, now you can see it because take a look at this geico commercial. the announcer states, quote, if you are salt-n-pepa, what you got to tell people to do is that. >> push it. and they end with geico's game of saving 15% or more on car insurance. >> and circa the 1980 jackets. check them out. finally, it just wouldn't be
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thanksgiving without some turkey cooking tips from the speaker of the house of representatives. >> i need to hear what john boehner has to say. apparently he's a smooth operator in the kitchen. he's been using his current brine recipe for five years. >> among his ingredients. water, bay leaves, kosher salt, peppercorns, garlic and 16 ounces of pure maple syrup. >> put it in a pot and bring it to a point where it's about to boil and turn it off. take a bucket, put a bag in there. put the turkey in there. after i've rinsed it off. put the brine in there. brine has to be cool. put it in the fridge for about 24 hours. take it out. rinse it off. >> mr. speaker, anything tastes good with all that sugar. my goodness. he looks good. check him out in the kitchen. he cooks his bird breast down for half the time and lets it rest after cooking it for about an hour. >> probably easier to cut? think it's time we could go over to his place? >> hey, speaker, we're
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let's end this second monday of october? >> you didn't know that? yeah, neither did i. >> why? finally this half hour, let's face it, for better or worse, shopping now goes hand in hand with thanksgiving. >> sure does. everyone loves a bargain while buying their holiday gifts. the guy you are about to meet has been told he can't shop anymore online, at least at one retailer. >> abc's rebecca jarvis with the man kohl's put a kibosh on. >> israel mata is such a super safer. >> i've exceeded $25,000 in savings. >> reporter: one retailer has banned him for cutting too much into their profits. >> she says i was no longer welcome to shop kohl's online. >> reporter: his strategy is something many retailers encourage. price matching.
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that is when a store matches a competitor's price on any given item. >> it's smart shopping. >> reporter: israel says the real key is finding retailers that allow coupons on top of the price match. and it's not just the big box stores like best buy, home depot and walmart that price match. >> even if they are small, it never hurts to ask. i've had success doing that in the past. >> reporter: but beware, the savings aren't limitless, something israel learned when he used price matching and discounts to get this $1,100 dresser at kohl's down to just $79. it was such a good deal, he ordered six, but three never arrived. >> she told me the reason my orders were being canceled was because i was price matching too much and they were losing money on the items. >> reporter: kohl's telling abc news it prefers not to address individual customer circumstances, but it does say
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that it reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased per person. >> there aren't many limitations to price matching except a retailer can reserve the right to decline your purchases. >> reporter: but no fear. even with the fine print, there are plenty of big savings to go around. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> his problem was ordering six. he got a little bit greedy. sorry, buddy. >> i'm all about savings. >> are you? i wish i would price match more. that's a great story just for that one thing. >> and lots of apps, too, that rebecca told us about. >> going to price match all holiday season? >> in between recipes and thanksgiving, i was looking up sales. >> nice, really? i just shopped for my father today. what happened to black friday, buddy? >> it's all before the black friday. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, a messy mix of rain and snow causing a holiday headache for travelers. hundreds of flights canceled. will it all move out before the turkey is on the table? we have the latest track. breaking overnight over 100 protesters arrested in los angeles. demonstrating against the grand jury's decision in the michael brown case. plus, the protests spreading to other countries. we're live with the latest. caught on camera. a gun to the head and forced into an elevator. new video of a dramatic hostage situation. and brining with boehner. showing off thanksgiving cooking tips. well, happy thanksgiving morning to you. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm ryan smith. we begin with the nasty winter storm makin

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